Shoemaker's Grille

4.7
788 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Shoemakers American Grille, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves a menu full of fine American cuisine. The restaurant aims to provide an enjoyable fine-dining experience and has a large patio in addition to its elegant dining room. Shoemaker's Grille has a full bar which features wine by the glass and bottle in addition to domestic and imported beer and spirits.

Start out with an appetizer to share at Shoemakers Grille such as the onion rings with spicy ketchup or the blackened seared ahi tuna. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon, the double breast of roasted chicken or the blackened grilled salmon filet. For vegetarians, try the personalized vegetable plate.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(434) 455-1510
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Main Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 788 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I must honestly say that this meal was not very good. Usually one of the best steaks around and that is pretty much all we order when we go is the filet. 8 ounce filet alone is $32.95. Both mine and my wifes filets came to the table luke warm at best as though they had been sitting in the kitchen for a while. They were both so dry we had to ask for bernaise sauce to make them any good at all. First time I have ever had a bad steak there so maybe just a fluke but for the kind of money we spent that night it should have been a LOT better. Veggies were good and we had a nice bottle of wine and we love the atmosphere but steaks....not so hot that night.

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H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two daughters, husband and I we impressed with the special attention to decor, ambiance, and the pleasures of fine dining in this Lynchburg treasure. We enjoyed the chef’s special’s signature fish dish with leeks, and beets, and the savory filet paired with the tastiest side items. The stellar service matched the outstanding level of high quality culinary delights. Next time, we will bring more friends and try to get a room in the most popular, always booked, curio hotel. Shoemaker’s Grille added to our special memory of a weekend with our Liberty daughter. Thank you!

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k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Tough steak. Not good

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Customer Service & Fine Food!!! Celebrated our Anniversary. Highly recommend!

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W
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guest from Connecticut was very impressed by the food, wine, and service. Thank you for being THE BEST !!

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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F
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drove over an hour there but was well worth the drive, food was great nice evening. Highly recommend very friendly and professional.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an exceptional time there for our 37th anniversary dinner.

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J
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and quiet ambiance. Service was excellent; not too much hovering but helpful when needed. Food was great.

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TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service staff is super friendly food was wonderful. Highly recommend it.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service, excellent food...cannot be beat!

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! My husband & I celebrated our Anniversary with dinner for two. Amazing food with great cocktails & wine menu. Our waitress was excellent. Very attentive & personable. Highly recommend!

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N
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

very good but pricey. Kind of unorganized with regard to service. Same old excuse that "the bread is in the oven"

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well prepared food and well cooked, spiced,flavored ribeye. While the timing between courses was long, this just set the mood for a romantic dinner. Service was great, attentive and personal (Beth was great).

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c
New England
93 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very nice Decour
temperature way too cold
music too loud for an upscale dining experience
menu selections OK
wine prices ridiculously high
salads premade
croutons out of a package not homemade
For miniature pieces of bread in the bread basket were a joke
fish elections just OK
Definitely go here just for meat nothing else
Deserts good

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k
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The cuisine was amazing and the atmosphere looked sophisticated but the wall art displayed a good sense of humor. We were also relieved to have a quiet dinner. We enjoyed every bit of the scallop casinos appetizer, seafood chowder, filet mignon, and crab cakes which had more crab meat than breading which was welcomed. We loved it and want to return and also stay at the hotel next time!

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TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was the best we had all weekend. the waiter was prompt and courteous.

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service, food, everything there was top notch, thank you for a wonderful evening

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SW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. The scallops casino was excellent and my filet was cooked perfectly. Best steak I’ve had in years. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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RP
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Shoemakers several times over the last few years, both for dinner with friends and for special occasions. It is always a wonderful experience. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. (Stephanie is exceptional!)

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GT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and all VERY satisfied with cook on steaks

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d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, excellent service and attention.

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AN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with Great Steak and Crab Dip and great service!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. The best restaurant in the Lynchburg area!

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K
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Lynchburg for dinner and had a lovely meal with service. The next evening ordered room service at the Craddock Terry Hotel which was prepared by Shoemakers as well.

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j
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Shoemakers was excellent. The filet and crab cake combo was one of my favorite meals in recent memory. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and included special personal touches that made the whole experience enjoyable.

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B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good at Shoemakers but definitely overpriced. Fairly quiet on a busy night. Polite staff.

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A
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went Valentine's weekend so reservations were made well in advance. We were seated immediately. The food was delicious like always. One thing that you have to get used to here is the time between courses. We only ordered entrees and our entire experience took an hour and a half. It doesn't feel like it take that long, but it definitely isn't a quick meal. I would recommend it for any special occasions or a fancy night out. My husband and I will go again.

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G
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went there with my wife and a friend from work. The house salad was very good. We had 2 Rib-eye's and the filet. All were excellent. My wife come here once a week and have never had and thing but great service & great food.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful day for us and Shoemakers just added to it. The Blackened salmon was great as was the service. Thanks for a great dinner. You did us GOOD.............

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the moment you walk in the door, Shoemaker's staff take care of you. It was a very nice experience having dinner there - the appetizers and entrees were delicious and the wine list was very good. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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BR
Pittsburgh
129 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The filet & crab cake combo is so good it's worth a trip to Lynchburg just to have it!

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e
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not disappointed, this restaurant is wonderful. They service was excellent, the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect.

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JP
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive, but I felt I got my money's worth. Request ahead as they will be willing to provide quieter seating. Its worth coming at an odd time (5pm or earlier) on an odd day as there are far fewer people--the privacy pushed it to the next level.
Great for our second anniversary.
Price keeps it from a higher rating ($107 for two).

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I asked around on what would be the best place to take my fiance to celebrate four years of being together. Shoemaker's was recommended. They did not disappoint.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated my 79 th birthday.
Great food and service.
Thought a complementary BD dessert would have been nice. after spending
over $100 for meals for two.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our daughter's 21st Birthday here and everything was wonderful!! Will definitely be back!

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EE
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have been to Shoemaker's several times and they do not dissapoint. The prime rib was excellent; the sea bass was a special for the evening and it was perfectly cooked. We look forward to eating there again.

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S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another nice evening at Shoemaker's. The children loved their New York Strip steaks and the adults enjoyed the sea bass, crab cakes and a filet. Shoemaker's is the children's favorite.

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AS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over all we thought it was really good the service was awesome but we felt like it should me more of a dress up requirements.

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